A railroad bridge is going to be demolished and so are a week’s worth of nighttime travel plans for folks who use Route 25 and Stearns Road.
And the detour is a little long, so pay attention.
As part of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s ongoing construction project, portions of Illinois Route 25/Stearns Road at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting March 30 through April 3, 2015, to allow for railroad bridge demolition work.
A posted detour will route vehicles around the project site using IL Route 64, IL Route 25, Kirk Road, Dunham Road and East Middle Street. Traffic will be restored to normal configurations during the daytime hours of 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day during this scheduled work.
The public is asked to avoid the area during this night time/early hour’s work and to seek alternate routes when possible. Motorists affected by this night work are advised to follow the posted detour, pay attention to the flaggers and exercise caution while traveling near the work area.
According to IDOT, the work will involve complete reconstruction of a portion of IL Route 25/Stearns Road, construction of additional new traffic lanes, a new storm sewer and traffic signals. In addition, a new roadway bridge span, along with a new bridge carrying the Union Pacific Railroad over IL 25 will be constructed.
In general, IDOT says the work will be done under staged construction with one lane open in each direction. The project has an anticipated completion date of Aug. 31, 2015.
Any questions or concerns may be directed to Tom Costello of the Illinois Department of Transportation at 224-281-4126.